The IPS International Conference was held in Detroit, Michigan this year. Oregon was recognized in a number of ways. The IPS Program from Lifeways, Inc. in Ontario, Oregon received the Achievement Award. Joan Keenen with OSECE received the Peer Advocate Award. And, Jeff Krolick, received the Rick Martinez Leadership Award. Jeff was instrumental in bringing IPS Supported Employment to the state of Oregon. We applaud all of these individuals for their hard work and dedication to the Individual Placement and Support model of Supported Employment and for subsequently changing so many lives for the better!